MuseumSt Mary's, Old Dilton

Only in English

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About the museum

This delightful little fourteenth-century church lies down a pretty wooded lane near the river Biss, on one of the many walking paths to the Westbury White Horse. From the west, the church is approached through a railway arch that opens out onto a simple churchyard, revealing an unusual church - squat yet pretty, with a tiny stone spire like an inverted ice cream cone.

Inside, little has changed since the eighteenth century; the church interior is crowded with plain, bleached box pews (some built on the original Medieval benches), a three-decker pulpit, family pews and two small galleries. The gallery north of the chancel was once used as a schoolroom and contains a fireplace.

Visitors are welcome to the church, and are able to collect the key to the church door from one of the local residents: follow signs on the church door for directions to the key-holder.

Please help us care for this majestic and historic building on behalf of the nation by making a donation:

Plan your visit

  • St Mary's, Old Dilton Road, Old Dilton, Dilton Marsh, Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire, England, BA13 3RA, United Kingdom


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  • Ed McGregor

    5 out of 5 rating 03-04-2021

    Thanks to James Wilding for creating this guide!

  • Tamsin Thomas

    5 out of 5 rating 11-04-2020

    We really enjoyed this tour, very interesting, thanks so much for putting it together

  • Carol Holmes

    5 out of 5 rating 06-11-2020

    That is so interesting, thank you. I read about your church in Geoffrey Grigson's book and then found this on line. I look forward to visiting the church soon.

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